Bartosz is managing the R&D department at PSI Poland. He is responsible for development of the common technological platform for products offered by PSI group. Bartosz is passionate about continuous improvement, perseverance and long-term goals—both in business as well as in his private live. And maybe that’s why he got so addicted to long-distance triathlon.
Bartosz will give his talk with Wojciech Buras.
Visualization to the rescue
Over the years PSI’s R&D department has struggled with delivering fix-price projects with long specification and little added value. We have tried many local optimizations but nothing has really changed the game. Since the beginning of 2015 we started to embrace NonBan, the process so lean that it does even not have a website. In fact, we completely changed the way we talk with our customers, plan project work and deliver the results. We have introduced the following agile/lean practices to help us:
• Single Responsibility Principle for requirements
• Epic -> Story -> Feature mapping
• Lead time as the main quality metric
• Multi-product roadmaps
• Value as the main driver instead of costs
• Progress visualization using JIRA Agile
Our journey is far from the end but it has already brought considerable benefits, or in worst case visualized problems everybody was talking about but noone had been able to pinpoint. We would like to show you what visualizing our old process has shown us and what kinds of solutions we were able to come up with.